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Main Title Matrix Photocatalytic, Inc. photocatalytic oxidation technology.
Author Topudurti, K.
CORP Author PRC Environmental Management, Inc., Chicago, IL.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1997
Report Number EPA/540/R-97/503; PB97208193
Stock Number PB97-208193
OCLC Number 50094661
Subjects Water--Purification--Photocatalysis--Technological innovations ; Volatile organic compounds--Oxidation--Technological innovations ; Photochemical oxidants--Industrial applications--Technological innovations
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Hydrogen peroxide ; Water treatment ; Titanium dioxide ; Particulates ; Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons ; Pesticides ; Liquid wastes ; Waste water ; Leachate ; Hazardous materials ; Catalysis ; Photodegradation ; Oxidation ; Chemical treatment(Water treatment) ; Hydroxyl radicals ; Ground water ; Drinking water ; Cost analysis ; Volatile organic compounds ; Semivolatile organic compounds
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 540-R-97-503 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/25/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-R-97-503 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB97-208193 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 74 pages : illustrations
The report evaluates a photocatalytic oxidation technology's ability to destroy volatile organic compounds (VOC) and other contaminants present in liquid wastes. Specifically, this report discusses performance and economic data from a Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) demonstration and one case study of the technology. This technology involves exposing titanium dioxide (TiO2) particles to ultraviolet (UV) light having a predominant wavelength of 254 nanometers. The TiO2 is activated by UV light to produce highly oxidizing hydroxyl radicals. Matrix also uses hydrogen peroxide and ozone to enhance the treatment system's performance. Target organic compounds are either mineralized or broken down into low molecular weight organic compounds, primarily by hydroxyl radicals. The Matrix technology was demonstrated over a 2-week period in August and September 1995 at the K-25 Site of the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge Reservation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Potential sites for applying this technology include Superfund and other hazardous waste sites where groundwater or other liquid wastes are contaminated with organic compounds.
"May 1997." Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-53). "EPA/540/R-97/503." "Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Superfund Innovative Technology program under contract no. 68-C5-0031"--Page ii Microfiche.